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Pebble Hunting

Secret Pebble Beach

I had quite a few things left on my to-do list in preparation for my first show. So, in the spirit of dodging anything that I found tedious, I decide that Friday would be a pebble hunting day. Yay!

More often than not  I will go pebble hunting alone, but this time I needed to collect more than my usual haul.  I have tweenage twin daughters and the idea was to tempt them into helping me out.  So, we planned a family fun outing to the beach, with a promise of McDonald’s on the way home.

helen and cooper

Helen and Cooper along for the ride,






The pressure is on…..eek!

show pictures

Things have moved on pretty quickly since I decided (Was coerced) into offering my work to the public. I have now agreed to take a pitch in a local craft fair, so I really need to come up with a plan for how I’m going do it.

It’s pretty much an anxiety overload for me at the moment, what if no one likes my work, what if i can’t get them ready in time for the show? What do I wear,  will have to speak to people I don’t know? I should have kept quiet.

And relax….

Thankfully my family have been a great help, they’ve managed to settle me down and put my head back on.  I do a lot of project planning in my day job, so i just need to apply what I know and I can achieve what I’ve set out to.

This is Squeak, he never leaves my side… he’ll pop up in my work quite often too!






‘The Watcher’ is one of the first stories I decided to create. I am lucky enough to have quite a large garden with plenty of trees and there’s no place better in summer. I often see me my cat Squeak staking the birds, although he never seems to attempt to catch any. That doesn’t stop him climbing the trees and watch the birds in the higher branches for hours on end. I sometimes wonder what is going through his mind while he sits and watches.. who knows?


The final pieces are framed at 23cm by 23 cm in  black or white. Every #thewatcher piece is original and may not look exactly as the images here. Please look at my online store for the piece you may choose to buy. Or alternatively, come and see me at the shows and events I am attending.